Got a lot of time on campus with no way to spend it? The Other Press has got you covered! Here are some cool events happening this week to help you kill time between your classes.
Get your taxes done for free!
March 2 to April 30, Monday to Friday
DSU building top floor
10 am to 5 pm
Stressed about tax season? No worries, the Douglas Commerce and Business Association has got your back. Get your taxes done for free by accounting student volunteers trained to help with your taxing woes—with a couple exceptions. Your annual income must be under $35,000 (or $45,000 household income if you’re single) and you must not be bankrupt or self-employed.
Inclusive Cities: Welcoming Newcomers
Thursday March 12
New Westminster Campus, Room 2201
6:30 to 8 pm
How do you make a city more inclusive to immigrants? And how does immigration affect social solidarity? How do we create an inclusive city and community? Find out this and more at this free forum (that is open to the public) hosted by Douglas College. Dr. Elliott Rossiter, a professor at Douglas will be moderating.
“Tellers of Short Stories” Open Mic
Thursday March 12
Anvil Centre Room 413A
6 to 8 pm
Crystal Hunt is currently the author of 35+ books, co-founder of The Creative Academy of Writers, is on the board of directors for the Surrey International Writers’ Conference, and is the founding president of the Greater Vancouver Writer’s Association. With all that responsibility, it’s hard to see how she finds any free time. But lo and behold, Hunt is hosting an open mic night (presented by the Royal City Literary Arts Society) for people wanting to listen to or read short stories. Attendees are encouraged to bring short stories for reading aloud.
Annual Used Book Sale
March 16 to 20
New West Concourse
8 to 11 am
Calling all book lovers! The New West Concourse is hosting a used book sales event as part of a fundraiser. Genres range from fiction, non-fiction, educational, to children’s books from local authors and literary professionals. Since they are used books, no need to worry about breaking your student budget. And they say print is dead.
Because We Are Girls Film Screening
Douglas College Lecture Theatre Room 2201
6 to 8 pm
It’s back again! In case you missed it the first time, IMPACTS is hosting a movie night for a locally made documentary entitled Because We Are Girls, a movie that focuses on an Indo-Canadian family in a small town in BC as they deal with the horrible reality of sexual abuse in their family. Three sisters were at the hands of this abuse and come forward with their stories to protect their young relatives. A panel discussion and conversation will follow the film screening and light refreshments will be served. Please register beforehand!
#metime—A Self Care Workshop
Friday March 27
New West Campus Lower Cafeteria
3 to 5 pm
Taking care of yourself is important, which is why Douglas College is hosting an event focused on the very thing some students might neglect—self care. This informative workshop will educate attendees on the importance of mental wellbeing and provide some ways for self-awareness. Light refreshments will be provided along with fun activities and prizes will be given out for participation—no registration required!